Since my programming ability is pretty much limited to simple scripting and BASIC "Hello World" routines, maybe this freaks me out unnecessarily. I guess it comes down to ethics and morality since there seems to be no way to prevent this kind of monkey business. Depending on Joe Coder's ethics and morality is a losing proposition, long term. But then I don't trust humanity in general to do the right thing.
A free lance grunt of any kind should be worried about not getting paid. That's just being smart. But wouldn't it be tempting to leave the backdoor/remote kill in after you get the cash?
Does this make me an anti-social pessimistic freak or a realist?
Screw this, I'm gonna get a coke.